About Us

The blog was one of the earliest profiles on Cucumbertown and started off as a way to put all of our recipes up online. Over time we chronicled all our experiments and recipes we collected from our family.

We don’t follow a particular theme and our posts are all the way from South Indian to European

Some of the old posts and pictures are embarrassingly bad and we are in the process of slowly fixing them. It’s also a reminder of how naïve we were (well, not a lot has changed).

Jane’s fanatically obsessed about getting the recipe measurements right and she goes a long distance to ensure the accuracy while Cherian is a bit more lazy and relies on the kitchen magic.

We grew up in the beautiful state of Kerala, worked a bit in Bangalore and now moved to the Bay Area, California. You’d think our tastes would have matured by now, but it’s quite the contrary. We think California has more and better Indian ingredients than Kerala. We’ve found the best curry leaves in San Jose Indian stores and cheaper black pomfrets in Seafood City, Milpitas.

We are kitchen geeks and spend a ridiculous part of our budget for new gadgets, ingredients and gardening.

So dear reader, the fact that you are here means much to us. If you are going to try one of the recipes, contribute a picture or comment. That’ll keep us motivated. If you’d like us to try experiment a recipe, or help you out, ping us via the contact page. We respond to all thoughtful messages.